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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

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NBA/ABA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1873
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Don Buse 1818
18. Kevin Garnett 1806
19. Shawn Marion 1748
20. Magic Johnson* 1724
21. Ron Harper 1716
22. Metta World Peace 1689
23. Paul Pierce 1685
24. Fat Lever 1666
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Terry Porter 1583
32. Doc Rivers 1563
33. Larry Bird* 1556
34. Doug Christie 1555
35. Chris Paul 1544
  Nate McMillan 1544
37. Jeff Hornacek 1536
38. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
40. Kendall Gill 1519
41. Reggie Miller* 1505
42. Andre Miller 1504
43. LeBron James 1480
44. Dennis Johnson* 1477
45. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
46. Ray Allen 1451
47. George McGinnis 1448
48. Jerome Kersey 1439
49. Tim Hardaway 1428
  Jason Terry 1428
51. Randy Smith 1403
52. Clifford Robinson 1402
53. David Robinson* 1388
54. Bobby Jones 1387
55. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
56. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
58. Derek Fisher 1352
59. Charles Oakley 1351
60. Mike Gale 1349
61. Rickey Green 1348
62. Andre Iguodala 1338
63. Quinn Buckner 1337
64. T.R. Dunn 1316
65. Vince Carter 1298
66. Latrell Sprewell 1294
67. Alvan Adams 1289
68. Vlade Divac 1288
69. George Gervin* 1283
70. Dwyane Wade 1281
71. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
73. John Lucas 1273
74. Kenny Anderson 1258
75. Terry Cummings 1255
76. Grant Hill 1248
77. Brevin Knight 1229
78. Tyrone Corbin 1228
79. Byron Scott 1224
80. Robert Parish* 1219
81. Mitch Richmond* 1211
82. Reggie Theus 1206
83. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
85. Ray Williams 1198
86. Chris Webber 1197
87. Dan Majerle 1194
88. Gerald Wallace 1192
89. Norm Nixon 1187
90. Shawn Kemp 1185
91. Mike Bibby 1172
92. Calvin Murphy* 1165
93. Jack Sikma 1162
94. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
95. Robert Horry 1158
96. Jay Humphries 1153
  Manu Ginobili 1153
98. Chris Ford 1152
99. Fred Brown 1149
100. Horace Grant 1143
101. Terrell Brandon 1142
102. Sedale Threatt 1138
103. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
105. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
107. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
108. Caron Butler 1122
109. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
111. Rashard Lewis 1115
112. Nick Anderson 1114
113. Stephen Jackson 1109
114. Brian Taylor 1106
115. Sam Perkins 1105
116. Rick Barry* 1104
117. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
118. Larry Hughes 1092
119. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
121. Antoine Walker 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
124. Monta Ellis 1084
125. Kevin Johnson 1082
126. Michael Adams 1081
127. Buck Williams 1080
128. Tom Gugliotta 1079
129. Derrick McKey 1072
130. Alex English* 1067
131. Johnny Newman 1064
132. Sam Cassell 1058
133. Lionel Hollins 1053
134. Chauncey Billups 1051
  Dirk Nowitzki 1051
136. Michael Cage 1050
137. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
138. Antawn Jamison 1048
139. Darwin Cook 1044
140. James Worthy* 1041
141. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
143. Mickey Johnson 1025
144. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
146. Johnny Moore 1017
147. Avery Johnson 1007
148. John Drew 1004
149. Danny Manning 1000
150. Sam Lacey 999
  Josh Smith 999
152. Paul Pressey 997
153. Michael Finley 996
  Rajon Rondo 996
155. Foots Walker 992
156. Craig Ehlo 989
157. Shane Battier 988
158. Dell Curry 985
159. Jason Richardson 982
160. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
162. Stacey Augmon 974
  Dale Ellis 974
164. Robert Reid 973
165. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
167. Jamal Crawford 965
168. Slick Watts 961
169. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
171. Brent Barry 955
172. Damon Stoudamire 953
173. Mike Woodson 952
  Larry Kenon 952
175. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
177. Adrian Dantley* 944
178. Dan Issel* 943
179. Raymond Felton 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
181. Gerald Henderson 939
  M.L. Carr 939
  Tim Duncan 939
184. Fatty Taylor 935
  Kirk Hinrich 935
186. Jason Williams 933
187. Darrell Griffith 931
188. Allen Leavell 929
189. Vern Fleming 926
190. Sidney Moncrief 924
191. Joe Johnson 922
  Spud Webb 922
193. Elton Brand 918
194. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
197. P.J. Brown 912
  Trevor Ariza 912
  John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
201. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
203. Gerald Wilkins 907
204. Joe Dumars* 902
205. Steve Nash 899
206. Carmelo Anthony 891
207. Marques Johnson 888
  Kenyon Martin 888
209. Greg Anthony 887
210. Tom Chambers 885
  Tony Parker 885
212. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
214. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
215. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
217. Greg Ballard 877
218. Bryon Russell 874
219. Earl Watson 873
220. Larry Nance 872
221. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
223. Rodney Rogers 868
224. Bernard King* 866
225. Elvin Hayes* 864
226. Mark Price 860
227. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
229. Detlef Schrempf 856
230. Bo Outlaw 855
231. Vinnie Johnson 852
232. Lamar Odom 848
233. Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
236. Nene Hilario 841
237. Otis Thorpe 840
238. Mike Conley 839
239. Tony Allen 836
240. Billy Knight 834
241. Kevin Porter 830
  Eric Murdock 830
243. Rory Sparrow 828
244. Glenn Robinson 826
245. Kevin Edwards 825
246. Ron Boone 823
247. Gary Grant 821
  Ted McClain 821
  Rudy Gay 821
250. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 820

NBA

Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1873
15. Isiah Thomas* 1861
16. Kevin Garnett 1806
17. Shawn Marion 1748
18. Magic Johnson* 1724
19. Ron Harper 1716
20. Metta World Peace 1689
21. Paul Pierce 1685
22. Fat Lever 1666
23. Charles Barkley* 1648
24. Gus Williams 1638
25. Hersey Hawkins 1622
26. Eddie Jones 1620
27. Rod Strickland 1616
28. Mark Jackson 1608
29. Terry Porter 1583
30. Doc Rivers 1563
31. Larry Bird* 1556
32. Doug Christie 1555
33. Nate McMillan 1544
  Chris Paul 1544
35. Jeff Hornacek 1536
36. Baron Davis 1530
  Chris Mullin* 1530
38. Kendall Gill 1519
39. Julius Erving* 1508
40. Reggie Miller* 1505
41. Andre Miller 1504
42. LeBron James 1480
43. Dennis Johnson* 1477
44. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
45. Ray Allen 1451
46. Jerome Kersey 1439
47. Jason Terry 1428
  Tim Hardaway 1428
49. Randy Smith 1403
50. Clifford Robinson 1402
51. David Robinson* 1388
52. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
53. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
55. Derek Fisher 1352
56. Charles Oakley 1351
57. Rickey Green 1348
58. Andre Iguodala 1338
59. Quinn Buckner 1337
60. T.R. Dunn 1316
61. Vince Carter 1298
62. Latrell Sprewell 1294
63. Alvan Adams 1289
64. Vlade Divac 1288
65. Dwyane Wade 1281
66. Walter Davis 1280
  David Wesley 1280
68. John Lucas 1273
69. Kenny Anderson 1258
70. Terry Cummings 1255
71. Grant Hill 1248
72. Brevin Knight 1229
73. Tyrone Corbin 1228
74. Byron Scott 1224
75. Robert Parish* 1219
76. Mitch Richmond* 1211
77. Reggie Theus 1206
78. Grant Long 1199
79. Ray Williams 1198
80. Chris Webber 1197
81. Dan Majerle 1194
82. Gerald Wallace 1192
83. Norm Nixon 1187
84. Shawn Kemp 1185
85. Mike Bibby 1172
86. Calvin Murphy* 1165
87. Jack Sikma 1162
88. Don Buse 1160
  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
90. Robert Horry 1158
91. Jay Humphries 1153
  Manu Ginobili 1153
93. Chris Ford 1152
94. Fred Brown 1149
95. Horace Grant 1143
96. Terrell Brandon 1142
97. Sedale Threatt 1138
98. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
100. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
102. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
103. Caron Butler 1122
104. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
106. Rashard Lewis 1115
107. Nick Anderson 1114
108. Stephen Jackson 1109
109. Sam Perkins 1105
110. Rick Barry* 1104
111. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
112. Larry Hughes 1092
113. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
115. Moses Malone* 1089
116. Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
119. Monta Ellis 1084
120. Kevin Johnson 1082
121. Michael Adams 1081
122. Buck Williams 1080
123. Tom Gugliotta 1079
124. Derrick McKey 1072
125. Alex English* 1067
126. Johnny Newman 1064
127. Sam Cassell 1058
128. Lionel Hollins 1053
129. Chauncey Billups 1051
  Dirk Nowitzki 1051
131. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
133. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
134. Antawn Jamison 1048
135. Darwin Cook 1044
136. James Worthy* 1041
137. A.C. Green 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
139. Mickey Johnson 1025
140. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
142. Johnny Moore 1017
143. Avery Johnson 1007
144. John Drew 1004
145. Danny Manning 1000
146. Sam Lacey 999
  Josh Smith 999
148. Paul Pressey 997
149. Rajon Rondo 996
  Michael Finley 996
151. Foots Walker 992
152. Craig Ehlo 989
153. Shane Battier 988
154. Dell Curry 985
155. Jason Richardson 982
156. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
158. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
160. Robert Reid 973
161. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
163. Jamal Crawford 965
164. Slick Watts 961
165. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
167. Brent Barry 955
168. Damon Stoudamire 953
169. Mike Woodson 952
170. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
172. Adrian Dantley* 944
173. George Gervin* 941
174. Raymond Felton 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
176. Gerald Henderson 939
  Tim Duncan 939
178. Kirk Hinrich 935
179. Jason Williams 933
180. Darrell Griffith 931
181. Allen Leavell 929
182. Vern Fleming 926
183. Sidney Moncrief 924
184. George McGinnis 923
185. Spud Webb 922
  Joe Johnson 922
187. Elton Brand 918
188. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
191. P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  Trevor Ariza 912
  John Long 912
195. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
197. Gerald Wilkins 907
198. Joe Dumars* 902
199. Steve Nash 899
200. Carmelo Anthony 891
201. Marques Johnson 888
  Kenyon Martin 888
203. Greg Anthony 887
204. Tom Chambers 885
  Tony Parker 885
206. Gilbert Arenas 884
  Steve Mix 884
208. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
209. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
211. Greg Ballard 877
212. Bryon Russell 874
213. Earl Watson 873
214. Larry Nance 872
215. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
217. Rodney Rogers 868
218. Bernard King* 866
219. Elvin Hayes* 864
220. Mark Price 860
221. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
223. Detlef Schrempf 856
224. Bo Outlaw 855
225. Vinnie Johnson 852
226. Lamar Odom 848
227. Larry Steele 846
  Scott Wedman 846
  Steve Francis 846
230. Nene Hilario 841
231. Otis Thorpe 840
  Mike Gale 840
233. Mike Conley 839
234. Tony Allen 836
235. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830
237. Rory Sparrow 828
238. Glenn Robinson 826
239. Kevin Edwards 825
240. Gary Grant 821
  Rudy Gay 821
242. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 820
243. Juwan Howard 818
244. Pooh Richardson 817
  Toni Kukoc 817
  George Lynch 817
247. Rafer Alston 813
248. M.L. Carr 812
249. Kerry Kittles 811
250. Reggie Williams 802

ABA

Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Larry Kenon 277
  Gene Littles 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier 236
29. John Williamson 223
  Darnell Hillman 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. George Carter 164
  Maurice Lucas 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Byron Beck 155
  Bill Keller 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. John Roche 120
  Al Skinner 120
68. Mike Jackson 117
  George Thompson 117
  Charles Edge 117
71. Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
  Donnie Freeman 113
73. Moses Malone* 110
  Marv Roberts 110
75. Swen Nater 106
  Travis Grant 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. Joe Hamilton 88
  George Adams 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. David Vaughn 79
  Steve Jones 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Cincinnatus Powell 73
  Lloyd Batts 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. James Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Billy Harris 55
  Rick Mount 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Don Adams 51
  Wilbert Robinson 51
115. Scott English 50
  Mark Olberding 50
117. Julius Keye 44
  Mike Flynn 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Lionel Billingy 40
  Willard Sojourner 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Monte Towe 37
  Bob Netolicky 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Roger Brown 31
  Steve Green 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Henry Ward 16
  Jim Ard 16
  Roy Ebron 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Clyde Dickey 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
  Hank Williams 14
144. Donald Washington 13
  Simmie Hill 13
  Lamar Green 13
  George Lehmann 13
148. Harry Rogers 12
  Aulcie Perry 12
  George Bucci 12
151. Jimmy Conner 11
  Jerry Chambers 11
153. Allen Murphy 10
  Milt Williams 10
155. Marvin Webster 9
  Goose Ligon 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
158. Bill Higgins 8
  Jim McDaniels 8
160. Art Williams 7
  John Beasley 7
162. William Franklin 6
  Wayne Pack 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
166. Rick Darnell 5
  Sam Cash 5
  Joby Wright 5
  Ron King 5
170. Greg Lee 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Paul Stovall 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Collis Temple 4
  Gary Gregor 4
176. Bob Arnzen 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
  Nathaniel Barnett 3
179. Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
  Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
184. Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
  Bernie Williams 1
187. Larry Cannon 0
  Mike Lewis 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Stan Love 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Billy James 0